An aspiring climate change adaptation scientist, Sophia has conducted research to inform the conservation of the endangered Karner blue butterfly and worked for the Notre Dame Global Adaptation Initiative, a non-profit that provides tools for public and private sectors to improve lives and livelihoods under climate change. Before grad school, she worked as a Future Park Leaders of Emerging Change intern at the National Park Service, collaborating with park staff and scientists to develop adaptation strategies for Soda Springs Meadow at Devils Postpile National Monument.

Sophia is a PhD student at the Center for Systems Integration and Sustainability at Michigan State University with Dr. Jianguo Liu. She researches climate change adaptation in US national parks and is a fellow of the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program.



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